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raised of £500 target by 13 supporters

    Weʼve raised £250 to support Lizzie's Barn Dog Sanctuary by running a 50 mile ultramarathon around the Epynt Way in Mid Wales on August 3rd.

    Broughton, Glamorgan
    Funded on Saturday, 5th October 2019

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    I'm raising money for Lizzie's barn which is a small, completely independent, family-run rescue in South Wales. It really is a special rescue and where I found my dog Murphy.

    So to help raise money for their costs and flood defences (see below) I am running a 50 mile ultramarathon around the Epynt Way in Mid Wales on August the 3rd.

    The longest ultra I've completed has been 32 miles so far so this is quite a step up and challenge for me. I've been beset by injury and so training hasn't gone perfectly but I'm determined that I'll be getting to that finish line even if I have to crawl. Raising money for these special dogs is going to be a great motivator.

    They don’t re-home hundreds of dogs like many rescues, that is because they take the harder to home dogs, the old, sick, neglected and abused; dogs that are simply less attractive to adopters, many referred on to them by other organisations as problematic in one way or another. So, they don’t have a fast re-homing rate and steady cash flow coming in; in fact, we rarely cover costs. Many of the long stay and resident dogs, collectively known as the forgotten ones, are now elderly and reaching the stage where they need regular veterinary attention.

    On top of everything they have been faced with floods, turning the lane into a river and fields into lakes, essentially making them an island, inaccessible by motor vehicles and have faced flooding of all the outside areas adjacent to the buildings, and actually inside the barn – which has only flooded once before. We feel the only solution is to raise these areas so we are safe from future flooding. We also desperately need to continue to renew areas of fencing which have rotten after 20 years of sitting in flood water. This is really going to cost a lot of money.



    • Gareth Davies3 years ago
      Gareth Davies

      Gareth Davies

      3 years ago

      Final tally! Well I think we finally got all the donations in and the final total was a massive £1210.30 - I started out with intentions of getting to £500 so many many thanks to everyone who donated and supported me. It meant so much more to complete an ultra like this while doing it for such a good cause. Speaking of which we went down to Lizzies barn to see Fiona and the dogs and the work they are doing there. We got shown around and got to deliver the final cheque! Thankyou again from all the dogs at Lizzies Barn

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    • Gareth Davies3 years ago
      Gareth Davies

      Gareth Davies

      3 years ago

      Well yesterday was quite the day! I completed the Epynt Way 50 mile ultra in 14.09 and came 29th from 54! The course was incredibly tough (well I would say that wouldn't I) but the relentless steep hills were a real killer (not sure what I expected with 8000 feet of climb) It was all worth it though as just afterwards I received the news that we had hit the £1000 mark in sponsorship! So so many thanks to all of you. Your generosity will go a long way to help the dogs of Lizzie's barn!

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    • Gareth Davies3 years ago
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      Gareth Davies

      3 years ago

      Here we are with 3 days to go til the run and I'm as ready as I'm going to get! The great news is that with everyones awesome support I'm over £800 in sponsorship now - Well beyond the £500 I was trying to raise so it's going to really make the pain worth it! Special shout out to the Star Inn at Wick where the regulars and not so regulars have raised well over half of the total!

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    • Rob Hughes

      Rob Hughes

      Aug 11, 2019

      Well done Miv. That’s a hell of a long way!


    • Jessica Beard

      Jessica Beard

      Aug 8, 2019


    • Anonymous


      Aug 4, 2019

      Go Gareth

    • Jamie Andrews

      Jamie Andrews

      Aug 3, 2019

      If you skip, you'll get there faster X


    • Ken


      Aug 1, 2019



    • Vince


      Aug 1, 2019

      Have some money for the dogs my friend


    • Torrz


      Aug 1, 2019

      Good luck Greko


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    Gareth Davies

    Gareth Davies

    Broughton, Glamorgan

    I love dogs and after losing my beloved Soaky a few years ago adopted the wonderful Murphy from Lizzie's Barn last April. He has a few issues and is still frightened of people as he didn't have the best of starts in life but is loving his new life out running with me.

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